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Ellen Van de Poel
Institute of Health Policy and Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam
phone: (00)31 (0) 10 408 9046
PhD in Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2009
Main research interests: health economics applied to developing countries, urbanization and health, equity in health and health care financing
Mebratie AD, Van de Poel E, Debebe ZY, Abebaw D, Alemu G, Bedi AS. Self-reported health care seeking behavior in rural Ethiopia:
Evidence from clinical vignettes. ISS working paper 551 (submitted)
Bonfrer I, Van de Poel E, Grimm M, Van Doorslaer E. Does health care utilization match needs in Africa?
Challenging conventional needs measurement. iBMG Working paper W2012.02. (submitted)
Quintussi M, Van de Poel E, Panda P, Rutten F. Financial implications of ill health for households
in rural India. (submitted)
Van de Poel E, Flores G, Ir P, O'Donnell O, Van Doorslaer E. Vouchers deliver: the impact of subsidies on the utilization
of maternal health care in Cambodia. (submitted)
Hou Z, Van de Poel E, Van Doorslaer E, Boarong Y, Qingye M. Effects of NCMS coverage on access to care and financial
protection in China. Forthcoming in Health Economics.
Sparrow R, Van de Poel E, Hadiwidjaja G, Yumna A, Warda N, Suryahadi A. Coping with the economic consequences of ill health in Indonesia. Forthcoming in Health Economics.
Van de Poel E, Van Doorslaer E, O'Donnell O. Measurement of inequity in health care with heterogeneous
response of use to need. Journal of Health Economics 2012, 31:676-689 .
Niëns L, Cameron A, Van de Poel E, Ewen M, Brouwer W, Laing R.
Practical measurement of affordability: an application to medicines. Bulletin of the World Health organization, 2012, 90: 219-227.
Van de Poel E, O’Donnell O, Van Doorslaer E. Is there a health penalty of China's rapid urbanization?
Health Economics, 2012, 21: 367-385.
Doyle C, Panda P, Van de Poel E, Radermacher R, Dor D.Reconciling research and implementation needs in
Micro Health insurance Experiments in India: Study protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Trials 2011, 12: 224.
Niëns L, Van de Poel E, Cameron A, Ewen M, Laing R, Brouwer W. Quantifying the impoverishing effects of
purchasing medicines: a cross-country comparison of the affordability of medicines in the developing world.
PLoS Medicine 2010, 7(8).
Van de Poel E, O’Donnell O, Van Doorslaer E. What explains the urban-rural
gap in infant mortality – household or community characteristics?
Demography 2009, 46(4): 827-850.
Van de Poel E, O’Donnell O, Van Doorslaer E. Urbanization and the spread of
diseases of affluence in China. Economics and Human Biology 2009, 7(2):
Van de Poel E, Speybroeck N. Decomposing malnutrition inequalities between
Scheduled Castes and Tribes and the remaining Indian population. Ethnicity
and Health 2009, 14(3): 271-287.
Van de Poel E, Hosseinpoor A, Speybroeck N, Van Ourti T, Vega J.
Socioeconomic inequality in malnutrition in developing countries. Bulletin of
the World Health Organization 2008, 84(4), 282-291.
Van de Poel E, O’Donnell O, Van Doorslaer E. Are urban children really
healthier? Evidence from 47 developing countries. Social Science and
Medicine 2007, 65: 1986-2003.
Van de Poel E, Hosseinpoor A, Jehu-Appiah C, Vega J, Speybroeck N.
Malnutrition and the disproportional burden on the poor: The case of Ghana.
International Journal for Equity in Health 2007, 6:21.
De Graeve D, De Ridder A, Smet M, Van de Poel E. Economic evaluations of
diagnosis and treatment programmes for tuberculosis in developing countries:
a review. Acta Medica 2005, Supplementum 1: 275-313.